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Patrolman Michael J. Kavanagh | Nassau County Police Department, New York Nassau County Police Department, New York


Michael J. Kavanagh

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, May 29, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 1300

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Kavanagh was struck and killed by a vehicle fleeing officers. He had stopped on Southern State Parkway near Newbridge Road in an attempt to divert traffic when the suspect vehicle struck him. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Valor and Purple Heart for his actions.

Patrolman Kavanagh had been with the agency for ten years.

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Mike was a great guy, he patrolled post 106 where I lived. We spoke on many occasions when I filled in on the adjoining post. I think of him often.

D/Sgt. A. Passaretti
NCPD Retired
May 29, 2015


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